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RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_Sq... - 9/24/2019 11:12:13 AM   
obvert


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October 16-17, 1945


A few new things. The Allies land at Chaochow on the coast near Swatow. Looks like they were a bit unprepped!

Also, my sweeps arrived in severe weather at Heijo, and got about 2:3 on the day, but the bombers didn't fly. Probably for the best in the end, as I'm sure I would have lost a lot of planes. Maybe they could have hit the 900 bombers there, but it'a a big risk. I'll keep options open for future since he doesn't know I had bombers set, yet.

Takao is taken, so I'm sure all of those troops will move to China and go for either Hong Kong/Canton or march up near Changsha. I'll bring IJA forces back toward the central region from Sinyang and other areas to solidify things.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 16, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 28
N1K5-J George x 45
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 44
Ki-84r Frank x 30
Ki-102a Randy x 23

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 18
P-38L Lightning x 48
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25
P-51D Mustang x 115
P-51H Mustang x 67
F4U-4 Corsair x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 2 destroyed
P-51D Mustang: 4 destroyed
P-51H Mustang: 1 destroyed
F4U-4 Corsair: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
37 x N1K5-J George sweeping at 39000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 133 NM, estimated altitude 43,370 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 26
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 12
Ki-84b Frank x 29
Ki-102a Randy x 23

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 18
P-38L Lightning x 43
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25
P-51D Mustang x 107
P-51H Mustang x 65
F4U-4 Corsair x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84b Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x N1K5-J George sweeping at 39370 feet

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Morning Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 200 NM, estimated altitude 41,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 49 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 27
J7W1 Shinden x 28
N1K5-J George x 27
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 44
Ki-83 x 99
Ki-102a Randy x 23

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 17
P-38L Lightning x 42
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25
P-51D Mustang x 107
P-51H Mustang x 65
F4U-4 Corsair x 23

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
49 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet
38 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet
6 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Morning Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 184 NM, estimated altitude 44,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 28
N1K5-J George x 55
Ki-83 x 100
Ki-84b Frank x 22
Ki-102a Randy x 23

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 17
P-38L Lightning x 39
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25
P-51D Mustang x 104
P-51H Mustang x 65
F4U-4 Corsair x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet
47 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet
29 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Morning Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 191 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 27
J7W1 Shinden x 28
N1K5-J George x 55
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 44
Ki-84b Frank x 54
Ki-102a Randy x 53

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 13
P-38L Lightning x 39
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25
P-51D Mustang x 102
P-51H Mustang x 63
F4U-4 Corsair x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed
Ki-102a Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-102a Randy sweeping at 44000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 184 NM, estimated altitude 44,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 21
J7W1 Shinden x 28
N1K5-J George x 55
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 44
Ki-83 x 26
Ki-84b Frank x 22
Ki-84r Frank x 48
Ki-102a Randy x 23

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 13
P-38L Lightning x 39
P-47N Thunderbolt x 24
P-51D Mustang x 100
P-51H Mustang x 61
F4U-4 Corsair x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Ground combat at Takao (84,65)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 150219 troops, 1913 guns, 3005 vehicles, Assault Value = 4577

Defending force 34201 troops, 180 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 525

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 2019

Japanese adjusted defense: 231

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Takao !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1b Jake: 1 destroyed
Ki-102a Randy: 8 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
16837 casualties reported
Squads: 355 destroyed, 146 disabled
Non Combat: 462 destroyed, 220 disabled
Engineers: 55 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 119 (105 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 59 (56 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 10
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
1947 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 55 disabled
Guns lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 42 (1 destroyed, 41 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Australian Division
193rd Tank Battalion
255th Indian Tank Brigade
81st (West African) Division
1st Regt de Cheval Regiment
17th Motorised Division
Eighth Army Combat Engineer Regiment
18th British Division
XXIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd British Division
First Army Combat Engineer Regiment
9th Colonial Division
25th Indian Division
Groupement Massu Brigade
32nd Infantry Division
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
Provisionl Tank Brigade
82nd (West African) Div /4
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
88th Medium Regiment
1st Indian Medium Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
134th (East Ang) Regiment
6th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2/11th Field Regiment
122nd British AT Gun Regiment
55th Heavy Regiment
2nd Indian Medium Regiment

Defending units:
102nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
76th Ind.Mixed Brigade
103rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
112th Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Area Army
Maloelap Base Force /1
17th Army
8th Air Division
Takao Naval Base Force
Kaosing Fortress
100th Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Ind.Mixed Bde /2

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 17, 1945
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Amphibious Assault at Chaochow (81,61)

TF 214 troops unloading over beach at Chaochow, 81,61

Allied ground losses:
1415 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 283 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 147 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 139 (0 destroyed, 139 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (0 destroyed, 13 disabled)


13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost from landing craft during unload of 25th Infantry Div /5

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Amphibious Assault at Chaochow (81,61)

TF 284 troops unloading over beach at Chaochow, 81,61

Allied ground losses:
754 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 150 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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Morning Air attack on 55th Division, at 81,39 , near Tienshui

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-26B Invader x 46
A-26C Invader x 17
B-32 Dominator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
A-26B Invader: 15 damaged
A-26B Invader: 1 destroyed by flak
A-26C Invader: 8 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A-26B Invader bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 45,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 47

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 12
Thunderbolt II x 3
P-38L Lightning x 9
P-47N Thunderbolt x 8
P-51D Mustang x 46
P-51H Mustang x 21
F4U-4 Corsair x 5
F8F-1 Bearcat x 7
FR-1 Fireball x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_Sq... - 9/25/2019 2:03:42 PM   
obvert


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October 18-20, 1945


Big turns. On the 18th many of the persistent milk-runs continued to degrade IJA troops dug in across China.

On the 19th a massive combined set of air strikes hit manpower and individual strategic targets in Nagoya over the night and day phases. This was 90% of the combat report. The night strikes got fires up over 80k, and I'm sure did a lot of damage to HI/LI/resources, which the day strikes hits airframe factories and messed them up pretty bad. Luckily the ones here are mostly strike planes, not fighters, and I have plenty in the pools. More than I'll need.

So it nets a lot of VPs, but the fires still burn. There was a cost at least, as 150+ 4Es were downed, and 120+ fighters also taken out. The CAP did well, pilot losses were low, and more NF have moved in for any follow-ons.

I've re-worked some of the other big industrial targets too now that this kind of mega-strike is in available with the B-17Gs and furhter deliveries of B-29s have arrived. I should see some RAF bombers soon too, which is cool. I think Lancasters and Sterlings are coming, is that right? With some massive big bombs too.

My Slightly less-significant CAP trap near Peiping did go off as planned on teh 20th, with about 50 Soviet bombers shot down for no losses.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 18, 1945
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Morning Air attack on 16th Division, at 81,39 , near Tienshui

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-26B Invader x 46
B-32 Dominator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
A-26B Invader: 16 damaged
A-26B Invader: 1 destroyed by flak
B-32 Dominator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A-26B Invader bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 20th Division, at 94,39 , near Peiping

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
IL-4T x 11
Li-2VV x 14
Tu-2S x 9
Yak-9 x 1
Yak-9D x 9

Allied aircraft losses
IL-4T: 1 damaged
Li-2VV: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Tu-2S bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 87th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 81,61 (Chaochow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 35
P-38L Lightning x 18
P-47N Thunderbolt x 16

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
374 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 19, 1945
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Night Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 3
P1Y2-S Frances x 6
Ki-102c Randy x 23

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 53

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 20 damaged

Manpower hits 17
Fires 10050


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 11000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 12
P1Y2-S Frances x 11
Ki-102c Randy x 20

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 11000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 10
P1Y2-S Frances x 2
Ki-102c Randy x 11

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 68

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 14 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak


Manpower hits 19
Fires 23370


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-102c Randy x 2

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged

Manpower hits 1
Fires 74370


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Fukuoka , at 103,57

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 43,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 15
N1K5-J George x 14
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 10
Ki-83 x 19

Allied aircraft
FR-1 Fireball x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
FR-1 Fireball: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
A6M5c Zero x 7
A6M8 Zero x 48
A7M2 Sam x 15
J2M5 Jack x 46
N1K5-J George x 92
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
Ki-83 x 21
Ki-84a Frank x 8
Ki-84b Frank x 73
Ki-84r Frank x 111
Ki-102b Randy x 59

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 74

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 8 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
A6M5c Zero x 11
A6M8 Zero x 43
A7M2 Sam x 10
J2M5 Jack x 41
N1K5-J George x 81
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Ki-83 x 16
Ki-84a Frank x 5
Ki-84b Frank x 57
Ki-84r Frank x 98
Ki-102b Randy x 40

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 9 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5c Zero x 14
A6M8 Zero x 34
A7M2 Sam x 7
J2M5 Jack x 34
N1K5-J George x 63
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-83 x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84b Frank x 42
Ki-84r Frank x 88
Ki-102b Randy x 26

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 147
B-29-25 Superfort x 8
P-38L Lightning x 105
P-51D Mustang x 285

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 4 destroyed, 47 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 destroyed by flak
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged
P-38L Lightning: 4 destroyed
P-51D Mustang: 10 destroyed


B7A2 Grace factory hits 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick factory hits 11
Mitsubishi Ha-33 hits 2
D4Y4 Judy factory hits 3
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy factory hits 7
Ki-44-IIc Tojo factory hits 2
Fires 36818


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5c Zero x 8
A6M8 Zero x 27
A7M2 Sam x 5
J2M5 Jack x 26
N1K5-J George x 51
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-83 x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84b Frank x 29
Ki-84r Frank x 72
Ki-102b Randy x 16

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 56
P-38L Lightning x 29
P-51D Mustang x 41

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 destroyed, 28 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak
P-38L Lightning: 3 destroyed
P-51D Mustang: 2 destroyed

Mitsubishi Ha-33 hits 40
Fires 42078


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5c Zero x 5
A6M8 Zero x 27
A7M2 Sam x 2
J2M5 Jack x 16
N1K5-J George x 40
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-83 x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-84b Frank x 20
Ki-84r Frank x 66
Ki-102b Randy x 13

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 7 destroyed, 8 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 4 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 20, 1945
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Afternoon Air attack on 20th Division, at 94,39 , near Peiping

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 34

Allied aircraft
Tu-2S x 38

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Tu-2S: 18 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Tu-2S bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 20th Division, at 94,39 , near Peiping

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 14

Allied aircraft
Tu-2S x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Tu-2S: 8 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Tu-2S bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 kg GP Bomb

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The B-29 losses are adding up now. Even at current replacement and arrival rates, this kind of day has to hurt a bit.




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RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_Sq... - 9/25/2019 2:30:38 PM   
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This is the result (so far). Fires burn for days and will destroy more before they're out here. It's interesting to see he's targeting for VPs, not for usage. Why else hit the 30 size Ki-46 Dinah III factory? I certainly am not short on recons right now, and have little need for them anymore.

A player who plays Japan could target airframes and engines in a planned system, tking away defensive capability. I hope to do this in my late Allied game. I'll detail plans there, once I'm in range, which will be a few months.




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RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_Sq... - 9/25/2019 3:00:44 PM   
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October 21, 1945


A huge night strike hits Osaka, not Nagoya, on the 21st. This of course has some devastating effect, as probably 800-1,000 bombers take part. It's hard to know as there are so many small packets. Maybe more even?

The combat report was mostly just this night strike.

The Allies lose another 70+ 4Es on the night. Osaka is still burning, and this is target where that means a lot. It will be a very effective strike in a few days, more so if he keeps hitting it. Nagoya will now have a chance to put fires out and the follow-on damage will be limited there.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 21, 1945
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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 80 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 29
P1Y2-S Frances x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 33
Ki-102c Randy x 11

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 17000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 29
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 25
Ki-102c Randy x 11

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 6
B-24J Liberator x 28
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 13 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 29
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 21
Ki-102c Randy x 10

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
L2D2 Tabby: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Lancaster B.1 FE: 7 damaged
Lancaster B.1 FE: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
13 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 27
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 21
Ki-102c Randy x 13

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 12
B-29-25 Superfort x 70
B-29B Superfort x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 7 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 21 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 6 damaged

Manpower hits 29
Fires 8510


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 19000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 19
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 18
Ki-102c Randy x 11

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 4
B-29-25 Superfort x 61

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 29 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Manpower hits 16
Fires 14060

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 18000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Genzan , at 105,48

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
N1K5-J George x 45
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 49
Ki-84b Frank x 49
Ki-84r Frank x 22

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 7 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x F8F-1 Bearcat sweeping at 21000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Genzan , at 105,48

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
N1K5-J George x 39
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 30
Ki-84b Frank x 39
Ki-84r Frank x 14

Allied aircraft
FR-1 Fireball x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
FR-1 Fireball: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x FR-1 Fireball sweeping at 21000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Genzan , at 105,48

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 44,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
N1K5-J George x 34
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 21
Ki-84b Frank x 34
Ki-84r Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x F4U-4 Corsair sweeping at 41600 feet

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Morning Air attack on Genzan , at 105,48

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
N1K5-J George x 26
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 15
Ki-84b Frank x 32
Ki-84r Frank x 7

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 10000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 28th Division, at 94,39 , near Peiping

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 30

Allied aircraft
Tu-2S x 55
Yak-9 x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Tu-2S: 7 destroyed, 4 damaged
Yak-9: 1 destroyed


Japanese ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Tu-2S bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 104,49 (near Genzan)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5361 troops, 279 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 2973

Defending force 79787 troops, 1347 guns, 1315 vehicles, Assault Value = 2402

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 12 (4 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
130th Ind.Mixed Brigade
121st/A Division
354th Division
1st SP Gun Battalion
10th Division
57th/C Division
111th Division
136th/B Division
3rd Manchukuo Distr/A Division
136th/A Division
121st/B Division
134th Ind.Mixed Brigade
136th/C Division
3rd Manchukuo Distr/B Division
29th Division
57th/B Division
57th/A Division
121st/C Division
4th Manchukuo Distr Div /1
42nd Air Defense AA Battalion
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
24th RF Gun Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Regiment
13th Mortar Battalion
15th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
29th Field AA Machinecannon Company
4th Army
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
30th Field AA Machinecannon Company
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
221st Rifle Division
10th Mechanized Corps
39th Rifle Division
228th Rifle Division
284th Rifle Division
1910th TD Regiment
185th Cannon Regiment
60th Anti-Tank Brigade
46th/302nd AA Battalion
1129th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
629th Cannon Regiment

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Ground combat at Keijo (103,50)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6831 troops, 338 guns, 117 vehicles, Assault Value = 3462

Defending force 415590 troops, 6577 guns, 10719 vehicles, Assault Value = 10578

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 49 (5 destroyed, 44 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (8 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
107th Division
112th Division
320th/C Division
221st/C Division
221st/A Division
127th Division
79th/B Division
134th/C Division
160th Division
Kure 7th SNLF
320th/A Division
96th Division
124th Division
320th/B Division
221st/B Division
7th SP Gun Battalion
Combined 8th SNLF
Manchukuo Guards Brigade
39th Ind.Mixed Regiment
134th/B Division
79th/A Division
134th/A Division
79th/C Division
27th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
46th Air Defense AA Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
40th JNAF AF Unit
1st Field Artillery Regiment
30th Mortar Battalion
29th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
17th Area Army
33rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
53rd Air Division
Kwantung Army
31st Mortar Battalion
58th Army
138th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
395th Guards SU Regiment
82nd Tank Battalion
103rd Rifle Division
1197th SU Regiment
277th Engineer Battalion
292nd Rifle Division
206th Tank Brigade
371st Rifle Division
335th Guards SU Regiment
45th Engr-Sapper Bde
257th Tank Brigade
1012th SU Regiment
393rd Rifle Division
338th Guards SU Regiment
192nd Rifle Division
5th Guards Tank Corps
9th Guards Mechanized Corps
66th Rifle Division
34th Rifle Division
74th Tank Brigade
218th Tank Brigade
22nd Engr-Sapper Bde
94th Rifle Division
345th Rifle Division
478th Guards SU Regiment
7th Guards Mechanized Corps
339th Guards SU Regiment
209th Tank Brigade
479th Guards SU Regiment
927th SU Regiment
384th Rifle Division
378th Guards SU Regiment
480th Guards SU Regiment
333rd Guards SU Regiment
159th Rifle Division
209th Rifle Division
61st Tank Division
125th Tank Brigade
210th Tank Brigade
258th Tank Brigade
259th Tank Brigade
73rd Tank Brigade
171st Tank Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
72nd Tank Brigade
300th Rifle Division
165th Tank Brigade
214th Tank Brigade
8th Engr-Sapper Bde
3rd NKVD Division
147th PVO AA Battalion
32nd Guards Mortar Regiment
61st Anti-Tank Brigade
119th Hvy.Howitzer Brigade
26th Guards Mortar Brigade
1131st Hvy Howitzer Regiment
67th Guards Mortar Regiment
187th Cannon Regiment
100th OM Howitzer Battalion
1589th AA Regiment
386th Howitzer Regiment
Trans Baikal Front
107th Hvy.Howitzer Brigade
1138th Cannon Regiment
1120th Cannon Regiment
43rd/44th AA Battalion
1121st Cannon Regiment
1124th Cannon Regiment
950th Artillery Regiment
115th/129th AA Battalion
263rd Howitzer Regiment
273rd Cannon Regiment
413th Howitzer Regiment
190th/398th PVO AA Battalion
2nd Red Banner Army
33rd Guards Mortar Regiment
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
1628th AT Gun Regiment
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
76th Cannon Regiment
433rd Hvy Howitzer Regiment
39th Guards Mortar Regiment
28th/70th AA Battalion
50th Cannon Regiment
145th Howitzer Regiment
402nd Engineer Battalion
1916th AA Regiment
162nd/390th PVO AA Battalion
1140th Cannon Regiment
1233rd Cannon Regiment
192nd OM Gun Battalion
15th Army
56th Rifle Corps
15th Guards Cannon Brigade
1133rd Howitzer Regiment
14th Anti-Tank Brigade
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
199th BM Howitzer Regiment
Cav-Mech.Group
57th Hvy.Mortar Brigade
550th BM Howitzer Regiment
56th Hvy.Mortar Brigade
5th Rifle Corps
1912th TD Regiment
9th/42nd AA Battalion
182nd Howitzer Regiment
1915th AA Regiment
54th Guards Mortar Regiment
1st Far East Front
20th Guards Mortar Brigade
925th Artillery Regiment
1648th AA Regiment
472nd Mortar Regiment
501st Artillery Regiment
202nd Lt.Artillery Brigade
177th Mortar Regiment
42nd Cannon Regiment
45th Howitzer Regiment
1637th Howitzer Regiment
470th Mortar Regiment
4th/152nd PVO AA Battalion
1123rd Cannon Regiment
87th Howitzer Regiment
1125th Cannon Regiment
1636th AT Gun Regiment
178th Mortar Regiment
953rd Artillery Regiment
120th/401st AA Battalion
1139th Cannon Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
215th Howitzer Regiment
22nd/24th AA Battalion
78th/186th PVO AA Battalion
59th/721st AA Battalion
53rd Mortar Brigade
183rd Mortar Regiment
1194th BM Howitzer Regiment
5th Army
36th Army
147th Howitzer Regiment
424th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
3rd Mongolian Field Artillery Regiment
1590th AA Regiment
52nd Cannon Regiment
390th Cannon Regiment
72nd/74th Gd.Mortar Regiment
1192nd BM Howitzer Regiment
1632nd AT Gun Regiment
177th Howitzer Regiment
610th AT Gun Regiment
267th Cannon Regiment
465th Mortar Regiment
30th VVS Base Force

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Ground combat at 104,50 (near Keijo)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1401 troops, 89 guns, 39 vehicles, Assault Value = 3238

Defending force 99372 troops, 1523 guns, 721 vehicles, Assault Value = 2933

Assaulting units:
80th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Ind.Tank Brigade
122nd/C Division
3rd Ind.Tank Brigade
46th Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Tank Brigade
22nd Tank Regiment
150th/C Division
4th Ind.Tank Brigade
150th/B Division
150th/A Division
128th/B Division
122nd/A Division
119th Division
34th Tank Regiment
8th SP Gun Battalion
139th/B Division
5th SP Gun Battalion
128th/C Division
5th Ind.Tank Brigade
128th/A Division
77th Ind.Mixed Brigade
122nd/B Division
23rd Division
139th/A Division
139th/C Division
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
32nd RF Gun Battalion
86th Field AA Battalion
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion
17th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
293rd Rifle Division
210th Rifle Division
17th Guards Rifle Division
358th Rifle Division
36th Motor Rifle Division
124th Rifle Division
298th Rifle Division

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Ground combat at Genzan (105,48)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3842 troops, 161 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 4139

Defending force 191067 troops, 3494 guns, 1635 vehicles, Assault Value = 5626

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
137th/C Division
19th Division
1st Manchukuo Cav Brigade
49th Infantry Regiment
2nd Manchukuo Distr/A Division
11th/C Division
Eiko-wan Fortress
1st Manchukuo Distr/C Division
136th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Manchukuo Inf Brigade
2nd Manchukuo Distr/C Division
137th/B Division
9th Division
137th/A Division
351st/B Division
133rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Manchukuo Distr/B Division
351st/A Division
135th Ind.Mixed Brigade
25th Division
312th/A Division
351st/C Division
312th/C Division
12th Division
1st Manchukuo Distr/B Division
312th/B Division
3rd Manchukuo Distr/C Division
123rd Division
10th Ind.Mixed Regiment
1st Manchukuo Distr/A Division
79th Ind.Mixed Brigade
52nd Ind.Mixed Bde /1
88th Field AA Battalion
15th Mortar Battalion
7th Field AF Construction Battalion
74th Field AA Battalion
25th Field AA Machinecannon Company
17th Mortar Battalion
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th JNAF AF Unit
26th JAAF Base Force
171st AA Regiment
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
48th JAAF AF Bn
30th Army
34th JAAF AF Bn
16th Field AA Machinecannon Company
17th JNAF AF Unit
2nd Air Army
90th Field AA Battalion
91st Field AA Battalion
207th JAAF AF Bn
1st Area Army
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company
15th JNAF AF Unit
131st IMB Artillery Battalion
Chosen JNAF Base Force

Defending units:
231st Rifle Division
258th Rifle Division
368th Mtn Rifle Regiment
203rd Tank Brigade
101st Rifle Division
144th Rifle Division
3rd Rifle Division
277th Rifle Division
262nd Rifle Division
77th Tank Brigade
275th Rifle Division
366th Rifle Division
76th Tank Brigade
190th Rifle Division
91st Guards Rifle Division
57th Motor Rifle Division
67th Mortar Brigade
1137th Howitzer Regiment
221st Corps Art Brigade
25th Army
1633rd AT Gun Regiment
56th Anti-Tank Brigade
310th Guards Mortar Regiment
181st Mortar Regiment
17th Guards Mortar Brigade
3rd Gd.Breakthrough Artillery Division
110th/355th AA Battalion
219th Corps Art Brigade
847th Artillery Regiment

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Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1548 troops, 66 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 1365

Defending force 12579 troops, 146 guns, 384 vehicles, Assault Value = 200

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
18th Division
16th Division
55th Division
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
121st AA Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd RF Gun Battalion
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Army
69th Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
763rd Tank Battalion
4th Marine Division
754th Tank Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment

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Ground combat at Shanghai (92,55)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2544 troops, 126 guns, 106 vehicles, Assault Value = 1510

Defending force 96354 troops, 824 guns, 170 vehicles, Assault Value = 2829

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
XIV Corps Combat Engineer Regiment
37th Infantry Division
38th Infantry Division
1st Marine Division
694th Field Artillery Battalion
154th FA Bn
XI US Corps
225th Field Artillery Battalion
249th Field Artillery Battalion
XXIV CorpsArtillery

Defending units:
161st Division
2nd RGC Capital Division
131st Division
132nd Division
North China Gsn Brigade
34th Ind.Mixed Brigade
61st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Det. 3rd Special Base Force
RGC Tax Police Regiment
10th RGC Temp. Division
52nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
90th Ind.Mixed Brigade
38th Division
Shanghai SNLF
89th Ind.Mixed Brigade
67th Naval Guard Unit
Shanghai Special Base Force
57th JAAF AF Bn
28th RF Gun Battalion
129th JAAF AF Bn
China Area Fleet
20th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
13th Air Division
3rd Special Base Force
60th JAAF AF Bn
Chugoku JNAF Base Force

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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 8476 troops, 211 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 419

Defending force 45541 troops, 467 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 698

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Prov Chinese/A Corps
40th Infantry Division
1st Prov Chinese/C Corps
848th Engineer Aviation Battalion

Defending units:
88th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Amphibious Brigade
30th Division
16th RGC Temp. Division
89th Division
72nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
85th Ind.Mixed Brigade
128th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd RF Gun Battalion
12th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
55th JNAF AF Unit

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Ground combat at Swatow (81,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1596 troops, 0 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

Defending force 9170 troops, 53 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 216

Allied adjusted assault: 26

Japanese adjusted defense: 340

Allied assault odds: 1 to 13 (fort level 4)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
303 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
2nd Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
87th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Ind.Mixed Brigade


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October 22, 1945


No more big actions on the 22nd. A few sweeps in Korea. Very unpredictable day to day.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 22, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Genzan , at 105,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
N1K5-J George x 27
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 24
Ki-84b Frank x 14
Ki-84r Frank x 16

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Genzan , at 105,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 44,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
N1K5-J George x 25
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 18
Ki-84b Frank x 13
Ki-84r Frank x 11

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Genzan , at 105,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
N1K5-J George x 19
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 18
Ki-84b Frank x 12
Ki-84r Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 2 destroyed

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The Osaka fires burning. Mostly HI/LI being burned up. There is a lot of that here.




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Another BIG night strike on the 23rd. I won't detail it all. I will say that the Lancs seem very vulnerable to the NF.

By the end fires get to around 100k.

During the day phase they're still at 18k. If he just keep this up and then goes for Tokyo, the entire Japanese economy will be decimated.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 1, 1945
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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 47
P1Y2-S Frances x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 43
Ki-102b Randy x 16
Ki-102c Randy x 12

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 12
B-24J Liberator x 17
B-29-25 Superfort x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Lancaster B.1 FE: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

B-29-25 Superfort: 7 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 14000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 43
P1Y2-S Frances x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 31
Ki-102b Randy x 14
Ki-102c Randy x 14

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Lancaster B.1 FE: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
Lancaster B.1 FE: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 14000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 21
P1Y2-S Frances x 2
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 17
Ki-102b Randy x 10
Ki-102c Randy x 8

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 65

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 16 damaged

Manpower hits 24
Fires 10305


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 17000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4
P1Y2-S Frances x 2
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 6
Ki-102b Randy x 3

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged

Manpower hits 2
Fires 94288


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 17000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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The NF and flak take a toll, but as you can see the losses are much lighter from a concentrated night only attack, and the results may take a bit longer, but they will be devastating. If he'd hit Osaka and Tokyo in the summer of 44, this war would have been over much, much earlier.




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October 24, 1945


On the 24th I set a bunch of LR CAP all over China. Some more successful than others. North of Sian this is the one and only day he's run sweeps.

Over Shaoing, near Hangchow, some of the front gunned B-25 and A-26 damaged a lot of fighters which then turned the replay into a ramming fest.

Bombardments in Korea show that the Allied still risk it if they try a DA or an SA at Keijo.
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Morning Air attack on 12th Army, at 81,39 , near Tienshui

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 43,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 25

Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair IV: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 12th Army, at 81,39 , near Tienshui

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 19

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 1st RGC Division, at 91,56 (Shaohing)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 16
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 28
Ki-83 x 25

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 8
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-83: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
PBJ-1J Mitchell: 4 destroyed, 6 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
901 Ku S-1 with N1K5-J George (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
13th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (28 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(28 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
28 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
17th Sentai with Ki-83 (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
20th Sentai with Ki-83 (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

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Banzai! - Mitsumasa S. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Minami H. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Nikaido K. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kubota C. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Iizuka K. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Chiba D. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Miyabe H. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Juni H. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Iwaya N. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Ohashi G. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kabase R. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Hyakutake H. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor


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Morning Air attack on 104th Division, at 88,54 , near Anking

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 17

Allied aircraft
PV-2 Harpoon x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
PV-2 Harpoon: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x PV-2 Harpoon bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 104th Division, at 88,54 , near Anking

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 4

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 34
P-38L Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 14 damaged
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 3rd RGC Division, at 91,56 (Shaohing)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 25
Ki-83 x 3

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

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Morning Air attack on 3rd RGC Division, at 91,56 (Shaohing)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 1
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 2
Ki-83 x 1

Allied aircraft
A-26B Invader x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
A-26B Invader: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A-26B Invader bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 125th Division, at 86,48 (Sinyang)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 21

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
DB-3M: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x DB-3M bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb


Ground combat at Swatow (81,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15875 troops, 268 guns, 439 vehicles, Assault Value = 484

Defending force 7871 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

Allied adjusted assault: 354

Japanese adjusted defense: 110

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1045 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
158 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
6th Marine Division
2nd Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
87th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Ind.Mixed Brigade

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Ground combat at Keijo (103,50)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 286332 troops, 5180 guns, 6815 vehicles, Assault Value = 8993

Defending force 138056 troops, 1350 guns, 446 vehicles, Assault Value = 3480

Japanese ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 22 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (10 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Assaulting units:
66th Rifle Division
74th Tank Brigade
258th Tank Brigade
45th Engr-Sapper Bde
378th Guards SU Regiment
371st Rifle Division
8th Engr-Sapper Bde
61st Tank Division
292nd Rifle Division
72nd Tank Brigade
927th SU Regiment
395th Guards SU Regiment
277th Engineer Battalion
1197th SU Regiment
259th Tank Brigade
165th Tank Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
73rd Tank Brigade
210th Tank Brigade
5th Guards Tank Corps
159th Rifle Division
1012th SU Regiment
82nd Tank Battalion
192nd Rifle Division
34th Rifle Division
206th Tank Brigade
339th Guards SU Regiment
338th Guards SU Regiment
257th Tank Brigade
103rd Rifle Division
214th Tank Brigade
125th Tank Brigade
478th Guards SU Regiment
22nd Engr-Sapper Bde
300th Rifle Division
218th Tank Brigade
209th Rifle Division
480th Guards SU Regiment
335th Guards SU Regiment
209th Tank Brigade
479th Guards SU Regiment
384th Rifle Division
333rd Guards SU Regiment
171st Tank Brigade
393rd Rifle Division
94th Rifle Division
345th Rifle Division
3rd NKVD Division
1912th TD Regiment
1138th Cannon Regiment
1192nd BM Howitzer Regiment
1648th AA Regiment
1124th Cannon Regiment
1st Far East Front
1140th Cannon Regiment
1139th Cannon Regiment
61st Anti-Tank Brigade
1632nd AT Gun Regiment
3rd Mongolian Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Red Banner Army
20th Guards Mortar Brigade
386th Howitzer Regiment
50th Cannon Regiment
433rd Hvy Howitzer Regiment
107th Hvy.Howitzer Brigade
15th Guards Cannon Brigade
22nd/24th AA Battalion
67th Guards Mortar Regiment
1120th Cannon Regiment
1123rd Cannon Regiment
1125th Cannon Regiment
33rd Guards Mortar Regiment
15th Army
119th Hvy.Howitzer Brigade
87th Howitzer Regiment
53rd Mortar Brigade
57th Hvy.Mortar Brigade
45th Howitzer Regiment
78th/186th PVO AA Battalion
72nd/74th Gd.Mortar Regiment
39th Guards Mortar Regiment
1916th AA Regiment
465th Mortar Regiment
147th PVO AA Battalion
472nd Mortar Regiment
202nd Lt.Artillery Brigade
145th Howitzer Regiment
470th Mortar Regiment
390th Cannon Regiment
1636th AT Gun Regiment
28th/70th AA Battalion
1915th AA Regiment
56th Hvy.Mortar Brigade
199th BM Howitzer Regiment
9th/42nd AA Battalion
1590th AA Regiment
Cav-Mech.Group
162nd/390th PVO AA Battalion
36th Army
925th Artillery Regiment
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
5th Army
610th AT Gun Regiment
267th Cannon Regiment
950th Artillery Regiment
115th/129th AA Battalion
Trans Baikal Front
1589th AA Regiment
1194th BM Howitzer Regiment
953rd Artillery Regiment
187th Cannon Regiment
120th/401st AA Battalion
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
4th/152nd PVO AA Battalion
1233rd Cannon Regiment
177th Howitzer Regiment
424th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
76th Cannon Regiment
32nd Guards Mortar Regiment
550th BM Howitzer Regiment
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
1133rd Howitzer Regiment
182nd Howitzer Regiment
1637th Howitzer Regiment
100th OM Howitzer Battalion
501st Artillery Regiment
402nd Engineer Battalion
59th/721st AA Battalion
273rd Cannon Regiment
178th Mortar Regiment
183rd Mortar Regiment
1628th AT Gun Regiment
215th Howitzer Regiment
192nd OM Gun Battalion
54th Guards Mortar Regiment
56th Rifle Corps
42nd Cannon Regiment
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
43rd/44th AA Battalion
1121st Cannon Regiment
14th Anti-Tank Brigade
26th Guards Mortar Brigade
147th Howitzer Regiment
52nd Cannon Regiment
177th Mortar Regiment
190th/398th PVO AA Battalion
1131st Hvy Howitzer Regiment
5th Rifle Corps
263rd Howitzer Regiment
413th Howitzer Regiment
30th VVS Base Force

Defending units:
Combined 8th SNLF
Kure 7th SNLF
112th Division
127th Division
Manchukuo Guards Brigade
320th/B Division
39th Ind.Mixed Regiment
134th/A Division
221st/B Division
134th/C Division
124th Division
96th Division
79th/A Division
79th/B Division
160th Division
134th/B Division
7th SP Gun Battalion
320th/C Division
221st/C Division
320th/A Division
221st/A Division
107th Division
79th/C Division
29th RF Gun Battalion
27th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
40th JNAF AF Unit
10th Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
Kwantung Army
20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
30th Mortar Battalion
1st Field Artillery Regiment
33rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
58th Army
17th Area Army
31st Mortar Battalion
53rd Air Division
46th Air Defense AA Battalion
138th JAAF AF Bn
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Banzai! - Ishimori M. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Mitsumasa S. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Minami H. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Nikaido K. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kubota C. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Iizuka K. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Chiba D. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Miyabe H. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Juni H. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Iwaya N. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Ohashi G. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kabase R. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Hyakutake H. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor



My least favorite part of 1945+. Losing so many good pilots to this tactic. And I haven't really found much in the way to abate the behavior. Basically, as the clock ticks deeper into '45 it just becomes much more prevalent.

Have you any thoughts/ideas on mitigating this?

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Banzai! - Ishimori M. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Mitsumasa S. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Minami H. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Nikaido K. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kubota C. in a N1K5-J George rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Iizuka K. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Chiba D. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Miyabe H. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Juni H. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Iwaya N. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Ohashi G. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kabase R. in a Ki-43-IV Oscar rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor
Banzai! - Hyakutake H. in a Ki-83 rams a PBJ-1J Mitchell for the Emperor



My least favorite part of 1945+. Losing so many good pilots to this tactic. And I haven't really found much in the way to abate the behavior. Basically, as the clock ticks deeper into '45 it just becomes much more prevalent.

Have you any thoughts/ideas on mitigating this?


If it happens against 4E, especially B-29s, I'm fine with it. It generally happens though against front-gunned 2E.

I've had some luck against the A-26 shooting down dozens at a time when unescorted. I think it depends a bit on altitude, and I was trying to set multiple altitudes to get a range of attack types, as well as layers in case sweeps were sent. Turns out the bombers changed a bit too and came up higher, maybe increasing frontal attacks and thus ramming?

So it's a bit of a crap shoot, but may have the result of at least forcing the Allies to escort/sweep more for these milk runs. And on the day results were still better than 1:1, so that's a positive at this stage. Helped to have unescorted DB-3M involved over Sinyang.

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PS: for 10/45, you are in really, really good shape.


Thanks. The supply is now dipping considerably. No more Manchurian resources or industry. Already low on resources. Fuel fine. Now though some hits being taken to the big industrial centers like Nagoya and Osaka.

So I'll continue to moderate usage, but it's tough when airframe replacement takes so much supply. I do question this decision. Not sure at all why rolling up a fresh airframe costs so much more than flying one. It really dooms Japan in the late game.

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October 25, 1945


More pain for Osaka. A night strike is met by an even stronger NF force with some FB thrown in at the higher altitudes he's been favoring. The Allies have dropped as high as 30k here, which resulted in very few hits, but may be designed to spread out the defenses. Regardless, there are enough hits down low to warrant a continuation of this night bombing tactic. In fact this has been available for around the last 16 months of game time since the Allies had a size 9 field at Shikuka.

With it's huge manpower number and extensive HI/LI, Osaka will take continued damage from these fires. It's already about 1/3 destroyed. All available AA is well allocated here and at Tokyo, with smaller amounts descending in number with importance of target to other bases. Tokyo has a flak number of about 120. Osaka about 110. Other bigger bases are around 55-60, with moderately important targets in the 30-40 range.

On the day the Allies lose another 70-80 4E but do down a number of NF/FB and also get a chunk of strat VPs from the fires. I'll post in info screen soon.
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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 27,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 44
P1Y2-S Frances x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 41
Ki-102b Randy x 40
Ki-102c Randy x 8

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 28

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Lancaster B.1 FE: 5 destroyed, 7 damaged
Lancaster B.1 FE: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 24500 feet
City Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with J1N1-Sa Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
28th Sentai/A with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
302 Ku S-2 with J1N1-Sa Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
302 Ku S-3 with J1N1-Sa Irving (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
332 Ku S-3 with J1N1-Sa Irving (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
S-902 Hikotai /B with J1N1-Sa Irving (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
S-812 Hikotai/C with P1Y2-S Frances (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5th Sentai/B with Ki-102c Randy (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
4th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
12th Sentai with Ki-102b Randy (2 airborne, 10 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
14th Sentai with Ki-102b Randy (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-102b Randy (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
81st I.F.Chutai with Ki-102c Randy (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 30,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 40
P1Y2-S Frances x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 35
Ki-102b Randy x 33
Ki-102c Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Lancaster B.1 FE: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 24500 feet
City Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 35
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 30
Ki-102b Randy x 27
Ki-102c Randy x 11

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 3
B-29-25 Superfort x 30

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 22 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Manpower hits 3
Fires 7487


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 30
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 24
Ki-102b Randy x 23
Ki-102c Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 14 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 21
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 22
Ki-102b Randy x 20
Ki-102c Randy x 8

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 3
B-29-25 Superfort x 68
B-29B Superfort x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 26 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 9 damaged

Manpower hits 17
Fires 20730


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 16000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 15
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 11
Ki-102b Randy x 12
Ki-102c Randy x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17G Fortress: 16 damaged

Manpower hits 1
Fires 18292


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 30000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Shanghai (92,55)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 7575 troops, 416 guns, 292 vehicles, Assault Value = 4580

Defending force 96138 troops, 824 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 2822

Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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Ground combat at Swatow (81,62)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 15898 troops, 266 guns, 439 vehicles, Assault Value = 475

Defending force 6639 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 604

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 60 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Swatow !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
2913 casualties reported
Squads: 61 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 170 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
6th Marine Division
2nd Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
87th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
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Some CAP have air radar


When did you start to see this message in your AARs?

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PS: for 10/45, you are in really, really good shape.


Thanks. The supply is now dipping considerably. No more Manchurian resources or industry. Already low on resources. Fuel fine. Now though some hits being taken to the big industrial centers like Nagoya and Osaka.

So I'll continue to moderate usage, but it's tough when airframe replacement takes so much supply. I do question this decision. Not sure at all why rolling up a fresh airframe costs so much more than flying one. It really dooms Japan in the late game.

So my rationalization on this … use as you see fit.

Supply usage for flights in most cases equals the fuel usage. Its actually a pretty good algorithm.

For new, I always looked at it as having to spend the fuel to ferry the plane to wherever it was needed. Yeah, I know when you are replacing planes at Gifu, this doesn't really hold, but when you are taking planes in OZ … anyway that's what I tell myself and move on.



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PS: for 10/45, you are in really, really good shape.


Thanks. The supply is now dipping considerably. No more Manchurian resources or industry. Already low on resources. Fuel fine. Now though some hits being taken to the big industrial centers like Nagoya and Osaka.

So I'll continue to moderate usage, but it's tough when airframe replacement takes so much supply. I do question this decision. Not sure at all why rolling up a fresh airframe costs so much more than flying one. It really dooms Japan in the late game.

So my rationalization on this … use as you see fit.

Supply usage for flights in most cases equals the fuel usage. Its actually a pretty good algorithm.

For new, I always looked at it as having to spend the fuel to ferry the plane to wherever it was needed. Yeah, I know when you are replacing planes at Gifu, this doesn't really hold, but when you are taking planes in OZ … anyway that's what I tell myself and move on.




Yeah. It's all an abstraction. I get it, and I know Japan benefits in the earlier game. I'd almost have it be harder then, or more costly, just so it'd be easier and cheaper now!

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When did you start to see this message in your AARs?


The first time I used the J1N1-Sa, probably.

It's radar not only works in hex, but helps reaction between hexes. Now the Randy NF has active radar too, I believe, as doesn't the Frances NF.

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October 26, 1945


More night strikes on Osaka. This time, probably due to a number of groups being depleted, crews having higher fatigue, and the increased amount of CAP added, the NF did very well to disrupt the bombing runs. A lot of NF/FB were destroyed on the day, but there were NO hits to the industry in spite of several hundred bombers taking part!!

Losses were about equal, at 40+ each side, but of course the 4E provide 2 VPs each. So this is a great result and now the fires are nearly out. A lot of extra damage incurred though from the continued burning. I'll post a shot later.

The Allies have now moved a big army into Shanghai, have another big army moving into the central area from the Yangtze across country to avoid my blockade in x3 territory, and have invested Amoy and taken Swatow. They're also moving advance units into Kukong, but have no hope of takin that base yet.

The defense is adjusting, with troops pulling back to the central Changsha area, a reserve coming down from the mountains to sit on river crossings in good territory to protect approaches to Chungking, and moving further to block the troops moving from Sian.
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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 28,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 36
P1Y2-S Frances x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 31
Ki-102b Randy x 34
Ki-102c Randy x 6

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 17
B-24J Liberator x 23
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Lancaster B.1 FE: 8 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 16 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 24500 feet
City Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Some CAP have air radar

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 27,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 31
P1Y2-S Frances x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 21
Ki-102b Randy x 21
Ki-102c Randy x 7

Allied aircraft
Lancaster B.1 FE x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Lancaster B.1 FE: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Lancaster B.1 FE bombing from 24500 feet
City Attack: 1 x 4000 lb GP Bomb, 6 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 25,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 30
P1Y2-S Frances x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 19
Ki-102b Randy x 21
Ki-102c Randy x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17G Fortress: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 30000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 28,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 26
P1Y2-S Frances x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 17
Ki-102b Randy x 18
Ki-102c Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-17G Fortress: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 30000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 28,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 21
P1Y2-S Frances x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 13
Ki-102b Randy x 17
Ki-102c Randy x 8

Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-17G Fortress: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 30000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 24,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 5
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2
Ki-102b Randy x 7
Ki-102c Randy x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Shanghai (92,55)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 131441 troops, 2000 guns, 2295 vehicles, Assault Value = 4583

Defending force 96155 troops, 824 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 2818

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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Ground combat at Amoy (83,61)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2672 troops, 0 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 249

Defending force 10533 troops, 64 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 197

Allied adjusted assault: 53

Japanese adjusted defense: 140

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 6)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
234 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
6th Infantry Div /23

Defending units:
86th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Army
Amoy Special Base Force

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Here is a look at a few of my NF groups right now, one IJNAF and one IJAAF. I think a lot of players underestimate what the Japanese NF can do against these massive strategic strikes. The can't stop them but they can exact a price.

The J1N1-Sa is the mainstay of the defense with it's early arriving radar sets. The Nick NF can do some damage too but doesn't always make contact early enough to get kills. Still this group has done well. Most of these pilots have acquired the majority of these kills in their NF roles, usually starting at 75exp or so. A few were transferred once NF became available in 43 as you can see by their high mission counts.




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Almost half of the HI/LI now destroyed at Osaka. A few more airframe factories damaged a few points as well, but fires almost out now.




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Here is th industry screen to show a few things.

Firstly, these are the factories that failed last turn, Tokyo being the major problem, with too few resources to run HI/LI.

Secondly, resources dropping precipitously to now only 4.2 million (usually up around 20 million.

Thirdly, plenty of HI saved up to make planes until the end, that is if I can fly them using remaining supply!




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Do you think you'll have sufficient supply to limp along through November and December? Getting to January 1, 1946 would be a coup of sorts.

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Do you think you'll have sufficient supply to limp along through November and December? Getting to January 1, 1946 would be a coup of sorts.


It's starting to look like I will, but of course I have to see the impact of these recent strikes, and future ones. Tokyo could be on the menu next.

I've been tracking supply all along as 45 has progressed. I guess my forces will use a bit less as well until a lot of Home Island ground combat occurs. If he does land .

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Do you think you'll have sufficient supply to limp along through November and December? Getting to January 1, 1946 would be a coup of sorts.


It's starting to look like I will, but of course I have to see the impact of these recent strikes, and future ones. Tokyo could be on the menu next.

I've been tracking supply all along as 45 has progressed. I guess my forces will use a bit less as well until a lot of Home Island ground combat occurs. If he does land .


I assume you've turned off replacements and so forth with your mainland LCUs?

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I thought it takes supply to pull an airframe from the pool? The

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I thought it takes supply to pull an airframe from the pool? The


That's exactly what I mentioned above. It takes a lot of supply. Much more than it takes to fly the airframe. It starts to see strange when the airframes are being made in the same base especially, but I know it's all an abstract.

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Do you think you'll have sufficient supply to limp along through November and December? Getting to January 1, 1946 would be a coup of sorts.


It's starting to look like I will, but of course I have to see the impact of these recent strikes, and future ones. Tokyo could be on the menu next.

I've been tracking supply all along as 45 has progressed. I guess my forces will use a bit less as well until a lot of Home Island ground combat occurs. If he does land .


I assume you've turned off replacements and so forth with your mainland LCUs?


Replacements are off for all except a few that are forming a reserve for Korea. I do have three bases now still getting to level 6 forts. Just spots that don't seem asvulnerable until the Allies are all around the HI. Then a bunch will get shut off.

I've disbanded a lot of smaller construction units to save on supply and restricted most LBA to training and CAP. Not much need for anything else anyway.

I've also withdrawn the majority of training units and converted most F/FB training to kami so they can fly CAP. Has the dual effect of giving a large number of pilots EXP training.

I've been in a resource deficit for a while now so the loss of HI/LI won't hurt too much to start. The resources will just make the rest function and produce. Soon though it'l all start go get a bit dire as more resources on the HI get torched and the HI/LI also reduces significantly in Osaka and Tokyo.

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Dan was rushing off to a funeral and sent the previous turn again. So I'll be waiting a day or two for the next.

Sounds like a very interesting and long-lived WWII vet, his father in law, who passed. I'm sure he's detailed something about it in his AAR.

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I thought it takes supply to pull an airframe from the pool? The


That's exactly what I mentioned above. It takes a lot of supply. Much more than it takes to fly the airframe. It starts to see strange when the airframes are being made in the same base especially, but I know it's all an abstract.


Yes the very important concept I see now was buried with a lot of other important stuff. :)

I think it is a real problem for the IJ in the late game and only the wisest manage this well.

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I thought it takes supply to pull an airframe from the pool? The


That's exactly what I mentioned above. It takes a lot of supply. Much more than it takes to fly the airframe. It starts to see strange when the airframes are being made in the same base especially, but I know it's all an abstract.


Yes the very important concept I see now was buried with a lot of other important stuff. :)

I think it is a real problem for the IJ in the late game and only the wisest manage this well.


After my game with Jocke I knew of it, but prioritised fuel/oil for continued supply production. In this game with the Northern strategy Dan played so well after taking over I ended up being short of resources, as those were the first big strategic centres he could bomb and take out. Toyohara, Kushiro, Sendai and other Northern bases were hit early, and in spite of a last ditch effort to get as many back from the SRA as I could it may not be enough for the duration into 46.

Learning curves take so long to develop in this beast of a game. In five years if I'm playing another IJ endgame I'll know more, but may encounter something else new and won't be prepared for that.

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